Jane Jacobs and Liz Sargent

WJE Affiliated Consultants


Jane Jacobs | Historical Landscape Architect

  • NCSU School of Design, Bachelor of Arts Environmental Design/Landscape Architecture, 1974
  • Cornell University, Master of Landscape Architecture, 1976
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Preservation Planning
  • Cultural Landscape Reports
  • Cultural Landscape Inventories
  • Historic Structures Reports
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Historical Research and Documentation
  • Master Plans
  • Resource Management Plans
  • National Register Nominations
  • Treatment Recommendations and Guidelines
  • Schematic Design Development and Construction Documents
  • Center for Cultural Landscapes, University of Virginia, Affiliate
  • University of Virginia, assistant and adjunct professor, Professional Practice for Landscape Architecture
  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; advanced study

Ms. Jacobs is a historical landscape architect with more than twenty-six years of experience preparing conceptual designs, preservation master plans, cultural landscape reports, cultural landscape inventories, National Register nominations, and historic landscape studies for historic properties. Ms. Jacobs frequently collaborates with architects, historians, archeologists, and interpretive planners in design for diverse and significant cultural heritage projects. Ms. Jacobs has worked extensively with the National Park Service on projects in various regions of the country. She has expertise in NEPA compliance and has authored a variety of environmental assessments for historic sites and contributed to team efforts for large environmental impact statements. She was responsible for design development within a variety of CLR treatment plans requiring coordination and compliance with ABAAS/ADA guidelines and meeting objectives of park management for new development for future visitation to historical properties and cultural landscapes.

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, “Good Fellow Youth Camp Environmental Assessment,” Porter County, IN
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Historic Resource Survey and Assessment, VA and NC
  • Spanish-American War Battery CLR/EA Timucuan Ecologic and Historical Preserve, Duval County, FL
  • Martin Luther King Jr., National Historical Park CLR, Atlanta, GA
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield CLR Update/EA, Springfield, MO
  • Plains High School, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site CLR, Plains, GA
  • Humpback Rocks Cultural Landscape Report, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nelson and Augusta Counties, VA
  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan/EA, Put-In-Bay, OH
  • George Washington Carver National Monument CLR/EA, Diamond, MO
  • Orton Plantation CLR and National Register Nomination, Brunswick County, NC
  • Mount Gilead Historic Site Cultural Landscape Report, Centreville, VA
  • Mammoth Cave National Park Core Visitor Services Area, CLR, Edmonson County, KY
  • Fort Bliss Parade Grounds and Historic Cantonment Cultural Landscape Analysis and Planting Plan, El Paso, TX
  • Andersonville National Historic Stie CLI and CLR, Andersonville, GA
  • Old Courthouse Historic Structure Special Issues Study, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, MO
  • Peaks of Otter Cultural Landscape Report, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford and Botetourt Counties, VA
  • President’s Park Cultural Landscape Report, Washington, D.C.
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park CLI and CLR, Kennesaw, GA
  • U.S. Capitol Grounds Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Management Plan, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
  • Ninety-Six National Historic Site CLR, Ninety-Six, SC
  • Woodrow Wilson Family Home Historic Property Plan, Columbia, SC: Historic site restoration through construction documents
  • Vicksburg National Cemetery, Vicksburg National Military Park, CLI and CLR, Vicksburg, MS
  • Shirley House and Landscape, Vicksburg National Military Park, CLR, Vicksburg, MS
  • Windsor Ruins, Claiborne County, MS: Development of site treatment recommendations and schematic design options for the historic cultural landscape

  • Award of Merit, “Cedar Hill Cemetery,” Virginia Chapter ASLA, 2016
  • Award of Merit, “Ninety-Six National Historic Site Cultural Landscape Report,” Virginia Chapter ASLA, 2015
  • Award of Merit, “Blue Ridge Parkway Historic Resource Survey,” Virginia Chapter ASLA, 2015
  • Historic Preservation Honor Award, “Woodrow Wilson Family Home Preservation Plan and Renovation,” South Carolina Preservation Awards, 2014

Liz Sargent | Historical Landscape Architect

  • Connecticut College, Bachelor of Arts, Botany and American History, 1984
  • University of Virginia, Master of Landscape Architecture, 1991
  • Historical Landscape Architecture
  • Cultural Landscape Reports
  • National Register of Historic Places Determinations of Eligibility and Nominations
  • National Historic Landmark Nominations
  • HABS/HALS Documentation
  • Historical Research and Documentation
  • Registered Landscape Architect, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA)
  • Center for Cultural Landscapes, University of Virginia, Affiliate
  • Highlands Biological Station, Gardens and Grounds Committee
  • Ivy Creek Foundation, River View Farm Planning Committee

Ms. Sargent is a historical landscape architect with more than thirty years of experience preparing cultural landscape reports, cultural landscape inventories, master plans, and conceptual design plans for significant historic properties throughout the United States. Ms. Sargent frequently collaborates with architects, historians, archeologists, and interpretive planners in devising plans for stewardship of our nation’s sites of significant cultural heritage. Ms. Sargent is also active in several historic preservation and conservation related organizations, serves as an advisor to community-led projects, lectures at colleges and universities, presents papers at professional conferences, and has published articles on cultural landscape topics.

  • 4 Lazy F Ranch Cultural Landscape Report, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, WY
  • Angel Mounds State Historic Site Cultural Landscape Architect, Evansville, IN
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Historic Resource Survey and Assessment
  • Bottle Garden Cultural Landscape Report, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Natchitoches, LA
  • Chadwell Gap Mine Historic District Cultural Landscape Report, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Lee County, VA
  • Christiansted Cultural Landscape Inventory, Christiansted National Historic Site, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Dry Tortugas National Park National Register Nomination, Key West, FL
  • El Morro Esplanade Cultural Landscape Report, San Juan National Historic Site, San Juan, PR
  • Everglades National Park Mission 66 Design National Register Documentation, South FL
  • Five Forks Battlefield Cultural Landscape Report, Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg, VA
  • Fort Frederica National Monument Cultural Landscape Report, St. Simons Island, GA
  • Mammoth Cave Historic District Cultural Landscape Report, Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial Additional Documentation and Boundary Increase, Keystone, SD
  • Peaks of Otter Cultural Landscape Report, Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
  • Trail Ridge Road Cultural Landscape Report, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
  • Tsankawi Cultural Landscape Report, Bandelier National Monument, Santa Fe, NM
  • Vicksburg National Military Park Cultural Landscape Report, Vicksburg, MS
  • William Howard Taft Home National Historic Landmark Nomination, Cincinnati, OH: Updated documentation and name change
  • Zion Canyon Cultural Landscape Report, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT
  • Award of Excellent, Fort Negley Master Plan, Tennessee Chapter ASLA, 2023
  • Olmsted Award, Olmsted in Connecticut Statewide Documentation Project, Connecticut Chapter ASLA, 2022
  • Second Place, River View Farm Historic Landscape Survey, HALS Challenge, 2021
  • Excellence in Preservation Service Award, University of Georgia Historic Preservation Master Plan, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, 2020
  • First Place, “Lee (Emancipation) Park” HALS Challenge, 2017
  • Preservation Design Award, “Salk Institute for Biological Studies Preservation Management Plan,” California Preservation Foundation, October 2017
  • Publication Award, “University of Wyoming Historic Preservation Plan and Architectural Guidelines,” Wyoming State Historical Society, 2016
  • Award of Commendation, “Yorktown Battlefield Earthworks Management Plan,” Virginia Chapter, ASLA, 2016
  • Award of Merit, “Blue Ridge Parkway Historic Resource Survey,” Virginia Chapter ASLA, 2015